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IGN - A look at Nintendo's internal restructuring


- merging Integrated Research & Development Division and the System Development Division into Platform Technology Development Division
- this group will be responsible for development of Nintendo hardware, OS, development tools, and network
- Entertainment Analysis & Development Division and the Software Planning & Development Division have combined two groups into one, now called the Entertainment Planning & Development Division
- this new group will aid in the creation of games and smart devices
- Katsuya Eguchi and Yoshiaki Koizumi will share the position of Deputy General Manager of this new department
- entirely new department called the Business Development Division
- this division will focus on "refining the business model for the dedicated video game system business"
- this division is also in charge of growing Nintendo's smart phone games business and new businesses that will feature Nintendo's IP

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"this division is also in charge of growing Nintendo's smart phone games business and new businesses that will feature Nintendo's IP"

Don't we have DENA for that or are they just extras?

Nintendo confirmed awhile back that the games will be developed internally and Hideki Konno is leading the department... so, yeah, these games actually stand a chance of being great and making a huge impact in the mobile market if they get it right!

DeNA is their mobile partner helping them build the infrastructure to tie all of the digital activity together across all platforms. They have experience in these areas that Nintendo just doesn't.

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